No surprises last week, then -- everyone recognized the extract from Mike Thaler's The librarian from the black lagoon (Scholastic, 1997). But you know those rumors we were spreading of the Old Dewey Teasers' imminent demise? Greatly exaggerated. You wouldn't believe how excited we are to keep the Old Dewey Teasers alive for one final, final hurrah. And how eternally grateful we are to our resident culture vulture Tish Reigle, decimal classification specialist here at the Manor. Without further ado, then: Who's talking? Which TV program? (Clue: Tuesday nights ...) And what's up with the weird number?
[L is checking her email.]
Mystery emailer: 100 Leary Street. The code is 576 dot 80162 ...
L: The code for what?
Mystery emailer: ... AR.
[Later: L and R run up the steps of the public library.]
R: Wait a minute, we're being given the gift of literacy?
L: Explains the code.
R: What's that?
L: Dewey decimal system.